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the show is that one, apple. the tech giant expected to post earnings of $10.01 per share. folks, that would be a 19% drop year over year, the first expected drop in more than a decade. now, revenue is seen rising 8% to 42.3 billion. he here as always is going to be iphone sales. the main driver of apple revenue, we're going to speak with analysts all morning to get their perspective on the name. but what is your take, america? log in to facebook and vote in our arm chair analyst poll. will apple tonight meet, beat or miss estimates? as for the economy, here is today's calendar. >> how is the crowd sourcing experiment gone so far? i haven't looked at the results. >> the results for coming. >>? >> i can't even log in to the borrowing page. >> they've gotten some decent numbers that have come this. i think there are 1500 or 1700 -- >> but are they better -- >> they're good at it, but i think we have made the mistake of picking from predictable companies. that's why we started picking some trickier companies like apple. that's the one that's up in the air. nobody knows exactly what'
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stock can rally. even slightly or convincingly. which is what happened with apple tonight. and what's been happening with this market for most of 2013. with today being still one more day that the market put on a terrific better than expected show, the dow rallying 152 points, s&p rose 0.14%, nasdaq gaining 11%. >> tuesday is up day around here, 15. straight. i can give you the basics on this apple. apple earned $10.09 versus the $10 people expected. the dividend has been boosted nicely, 15% or that the company boosted the buyback from $10 billion to $60 billion and expect the buyback to be complete by next year. apple tends to use its balance sheet to borrow, help by the stock. it seems silly with $144 billion in cash but remember, a lot of it is overseas, so frankly, as far as i'm concerned, it's good. but here's what really matters. just as apple was totally loved at the top, it was scored at the bottom. and that's pretty much a microcosm of so many other stocks, whether it be yum, k can fc, which respected reported a good number tonight after merrill lynch cut the stock to a sel